Fakenham Church lights up for Advent
2016: Everyone is invited to a special evening service at Fakenham Parish Church on Sunday to experience the lighting of the church to proclaim the beginning of Advent. Tony Rothe reports
The “Darkness to Light” service begins in complete darkness and, gradually, candles are lit in the five areas of the church to symbolise the coming of the Light of Christ in the world.
The service, accompanied by the Church Choir with its Musical Director and Organist, Chris Brown, will comprise Bible readings, congregational hymns and anthems by composers as diverse as Purcell and Vaughan Williams.
Advent is the period of preparation for Christmas - the joyful celebration of the coming of Jesus, the light in our darkness. The service seeks to explore this mysterious movement from the depths of human darkness into the light of God's truth; in readings and in music for choir and congregation.
This special evening service has been held annually since 1994 at Fakenham Parish Church to mark the beginning of preparations for Christmas, and to join in singing favourite Advent hymns.
The service will be at 6.30pm on Sunday November 27.
The annual Christmas Tree Festival will take place from December 1 to 8 : 10.00am – 8.00pm (12.00 noon – 8.00pm Sunday). The Festival Service will be on Sunday December 4 at 10.30am (not Communion).